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Rep. Kevin McCarthy announces $11.1 million grant for Meadows Field Airport

Posted at 9:24 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 12:25:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Meadows Field Airport has received $11.1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded an Airport Improvement Program.

Local Representative and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday that the grant consists of $7.5 million in discretionary funds, $2.6 million in formula funding, and $1 million in CARES Act funds.

McCarthy said this grant will help to rehabilitate Meadows Field’s main taxiway, Taxiway A, that connects the airport’s two runways to the William M. Thomas Terminal, fixed base operator services, private hangars, and aircraft parking aprons.

As part of the improvements, some taxiway connectors will be removed, the infield will be graded, taxiway lighting electrical will be upgraded, and the aprons will get minor repairs. This will improve airport efficiency and make the facilities more pilot friendly.